Pendant

1580-1600 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Enamelled gold pendant in the form of a hound on a cornucopia, set with rubies, table-cut diamonds and an emerald and hung with pearls


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Enamelled gold set with rubies, table-cut diamonds and an emerald and hung with pearls
Brief Description
Enamelled gold pendant in the form of a hound on a cornucopia, set with rubies, table-cut diamonds and an emerald and hung with pearls, Spain 1580-1600
Physical Description
Enamelled gold pendant in the form of a hound on a cornucopia, set with rubies, table-cut diamonds and an emerald and hung with pearls
Dimensions
  • Height: 9.8cm
  • Width: 4.5cm
  • Depth: 1.1cm
Object history
From the treasury of the Cathedral of the Virgin of the Pillar, Zaragoza. One of a group of jewels purchased by the Museum in 1870, when the Cathedral authorities sold off treasures presented to the shrine of the Virgin in order to complete their building programme.

The dating of this jewel and of the similar jewel, 334-1870, is discussed in an article of the first importance by Dr Carolina Naya Franco (see references). She identifies this jewel, 336-1870, in inventories of 1742 and of 1816-21, thus establishing that it is not a nineteenth-century neo-Renaissance jewel.

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Bibliographic Reference
Carolina Naya Franco, 'Reinhold Vasters? Tres pinjantes de perillo procedentes de la subasta de la Virgen del Pilar (1870)', BSAA arte, 86 (2020), pp. 141-164
Collection
Accession Number
336-1870

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record createdJuly 20, 2006
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